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HELPING TO PROTECT FISH AND FISHERIES

The Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) is an important partnership between the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency and is funded through English freshwater rod licences.

The VBS is part of the Fisheries Enforcement Support Service (FESS), also a partnership with the EA, which helps coordinate a multi-agency response to protecting fish and fisheries.

The VBS now covers the whole of England, which is divided into six regions, each of which is managed by a FESS regional enforcement manager, who is an experienced retired police officer and passionate angler.

As policing today is intelligence led, the role of a Voluntary Bailiff is very much about being the 'eyes and ears' on the ground, with training provided by the Angling Trust, so reporting what has been seen or heard is to a high evidential standard.

The Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust has already started to work very closely with the Angling Trust, the North Yorkshire Police and the Environment Agency having launched Operation Traverse .

The Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust is keen to encourage local people within the Esk Valley to apply to become Volunteer Bailiffs.

If you are interested, or would like any further information, please contact Olly Foster (Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust Trustee) on 07879 648925 or email ollyfoster@gmail.com .

The importance of having an effective Voluntary Bailiff presence on the Esk, to provide the intelligence, cannot be understated if we are to protect the future of the fishery.

The Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust aim is to have up to six Volunteer Bailiffs appointed - your support and interest is crucial if we are to achieve this.

Thank you

Angus Oughtred
Chairman, Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust


First Added: 04/08/2016 12:34:04
Last Edited: 18/10/2016 17:39:51


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